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Wau Bishop heads new leadership of Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference


January 11, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference has a new leadership headed by Bishop Rudolph Deng of Wau Diocese, the Catholic Information Service for Africa announced today.

Bishop Deng takes over as SCBC president from Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of Juba. The new SCBC leadership has a mandate of three years, until January 2011.

In the new administration, Archbishop Lukudu will head the Commission for the Seminaries. The other members of the commission are Bishops Erkolano Lodu Yombe of Yei and Joseph Gasi Abangite of Tombora-Yambio.

Bishop Yombe will lead the Commission for Priests and the Council for Religious, assisted by bishops Vincent Moywok Nyiker of Malakal and Paride Taban, bishop emeritus of Torit.

Bishop Antonio Menegazzo of El Obeid is the new head of the Commission for Palica, in charge of liturgy, ecumenism, laity, family and women’s issues. The members of this commission are Bishops Akio Muttek Johnson of Torit and Daniel Adwok Kur, auxiliary of Khartoum.

The administrative board, made up of Bishops Deng, Nyiker and Menegazzo will take charge of finance, aid and development departments.

The head of the Communications Department is Bishop Cesare Mazzolari of Rumbek, while Bishop Kur of Khartoum will be in charge of Justice and Peace.


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